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drawn. we'll get more on that story, coming up in the broadcast. >>> let's get over to ron for the latest headlines. >> hey, there. good morning, everyone. three people have been arrested for the deadly explosion that devastated an indiana neighborhood last month. the homeowner and boyfriend. there was evidence that the gas lines were tampered with. >>> and a federal judge has given final approval to bp's settlement on the massive oil spill in the gulf of mexico. the oil giant has estimated it will take $7.8 billion to help out businesses and individuals affected by the oil spill. >>> and the tennis umpire who was accused of murdering her husband has her job back. prosecutors dropped the case last month against her because of insufficient evidence. goodman was suspended from her job after her arrest in august. >>> and a crowd in texas got more than they bargained for. when they lined up to buy the new air jordan speakers. police doused the crowd, about 200 people, with pepper spray, when people were getting out of control. several people were treated at the scene. quite a s
, is there a middle ground to be reached regarding gun control? we'll discuss that very subject with ron christie, former policy adviser to president bush. and national urban league ceo, mark. nancial obstacles military families face, we understand. at usaa, we know military life is different. we've been there. that's why every bit of financial advice we offer is geared specifically to current and former military members and their families. [ laughs ] dad! dad! [ applause ] ♪ [ male announcer ] life brings obstacles. usaa brings advice. call or visit us online. we're ready to help. >>> in coming weeks, i'll use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens from law enforcement to mental health professionals to parent and educators. in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. because what choice do we have? we can't accept events like this as routine. >> that was part of president obama's speech last night in newtown, connecticut. we questioned, how do you find middle ground in the gun control debate. joining us to talk about that is ceo of the national urb
to defund, to hurt money that goes to the democratic party. we've obtained rid of videotapes of ron wiser and others talking about this governor. >> jennifer: tell people who ron wiser is. >> ron wiser is the former chair of the republican party here. rich is the dnc finance chair. he along with your former opponent, dick devos and other rich folks have been planning this for years. they couldn't get away with it while you were governor but they saw their opportunity here. they don't talk about worker's rights and choice. they talk about how can we hurt the labor movement and hurt the democratic party. that's their goal here. >> jennifer: all right. so let's talk about -- because michelle are is norris another . [ whistle ] how do you think this will roll across other states? it is the first blue state to become right to work. do you think we'll see it across the country? >> yes. that's what people need to be alerted to here. if they can do it in michigan, which has the fifth highest concentration of union members i
by michigan democratic congressman gary peters. ron, i'm going to start with you. describe the scene for us there and what's at stake. >> reporter: good day to you. it just started snowing within the past few minutes. these folks are braving very cold temperatures here but they're very fired up about this legislation being pushed through the state house today. as you have reported it will turn michigan into a right to work state. republican governor rick schneider and other supporters of this legislation says it actually makes michigan more attractive for businesses around the country who may be considering relocating their businesses to michigan. workers are the ones you see behind me, several thousand hearsay this is nothing but an attempt to try to break the back of unions in a state where ally unions are synonymous with michigan. we've spoken to a number of workers this morning who say this was a backhanded way for the governor and republican toss get something away from democrats and working class people of this state by trying to say that this is going to make a situation better in th
to protest. we have the late ev. good evening ron. this one got pretty rowdy didn't it? >> it did indeed. but because there were two arrests as we are told. two people tried to storm into the governor's office building across the street. police were happy with how folks hafed themselves today. probably 10,000 probably a smaller group than we saw in wisconsin last year when that issue blew up in neighboring wisconsin. today i spoke to the governor who said this is not about the charges coming from the leadership. he said this is about fairness and giving workers the right to choose whether they so choose or refrain from joining a june on. here is the governor talking about this issue. >> shouldn't the juunions be putting this out and should bt the workers make the decision? so that is why i view this as pro worker and not anti-union. they are upset about how this was pushed through. a lame duck section. democrats won ten extra seats and they felt that the culture in january would be different. they felt that they pushed this through because time was on their side. larry. >> many thanks le
after your order. so, abc's ron claiborne took out the clock and put them to the test. >> reporter: it's the season to shop later and to get what you buy faster than ever. next day delivery? how about same day delivery? that's what some big retailers like walmart and amazon are doing this year. >> we are in an arms race for speed today. we want santa on steroids. >> reporter: but the new extreme in fastest? delivery in just one hour. this holiday season, ebay is touting that right now, for just a $5 dlif delivery fee, you can get your purchase in 60 minutes or less. so far, they're testing it in two cities -- new york and san francisco. for retailers, time really is money. shipping later means being able to sell more goods. shipping faster breeds loyal customers. >> it's not a practical benefit, it's an emotional benefit. getting it fast is a present itself. >> reporter: christmas is next week. but can they deliver? we decided to put it to the test. they're telling me i can get this at macy's for $28. i place my order at 1:30 in the afternoon, for an l.a. dodgers t-shirt. they're showi
venture capitalist ron conway is leading a world- wide effort to have an on- line moment of silence too. at least 100-thousand people and sites say they'll participate. celebrities promoting this on-line backout tomorrow morning.ryan seacrest, brittney spears, m-c hammer and others. >>pam: still ahead at eight. san franciso's mayor stepping up. and taking a stand against gun violence. the regulations he wants in place to prevent a tragedy here. plus, congress grills state department officials over the attack in libya that left an american ambassador dead. and. terrible weather taking a toll in the midwest. the huge storm that's impacting holiday travel plans around the country. >> pam: san francisco mayor ed lee is getting behind a new proposal surrounding the sale of gun ammunition. he said today that the mass- murder in connecticut renewed his interest in stopping gun violence. the mayor wants to make it illegal to posses hollow- point bullets. whichexplode on impact. they are already illegal to purchase in san francisco. he also wants to establish a system that would notify police wh
will be signing when it reaches his desk likely tomorrow. joining me now nbc's ron mott live in lansing. ron, what is the latest, and how did this come to a head so quickly in michigan? >> reporter: it came together very quickly, andrea. good day to you. it's a cold day out here, but these folks are very fired up. they don't like the way that this legislation was pushed through the statehouse here. they believe that this was a republican strategy to go through a lame-duck session. they know they've got a little more democratic leaning legislature coming here next month, and they figure that this was the most opportune time to push this legislation through. a very small window of time to actually debate the issue, and then as you mention, tomorrow governor snyder is expected to sign this into law, making michigan the 24th right to work state. i spoke with the head of the chamber here in michigan just a few moments ago. he says that this is actually not only good for the worker, but also employers. this is going to make michigan a little more pro-business, that there are a lot of projects on the hor
me now, politico executive editor and ron mott live in lansing, michigan. first, you, ron mott, the day after the governor rick snyder has signed the right-to-work bills, what is the labor movement planning to do next? >> well, we don't know, andrea. pretty quiet on that front, much like it is down here on the street. far different scene yesterday, of course, a lot of union workers very upset about not just this legislation that's going to wipe out a 77-year-old requirement that workers be forced to pay union dues as a condition of employment, they are upset also about how this was jammed through the legislature. this was passed in both bodies in four days time and signed by the governor last night. what the advocates of this legislation say is union shops and unions no longer can just depend on fattening up their membership roles by default, they actually have to go out and sell themselves, sell their benefits to the workforce in order to earn those memberships. so we'll see how this all changes. the law will go into effect some time in late march or early april. we don't know
are onboard. he'll join me next and ron barber was at the tucson shooting that injured hiss about gabi giffords and now he is fighting for big change. if the mayans are right, the world is coming to an end tomorrow, december 21 the. we've seen thousands arrested and towns blockaded and schools shutting down, but rest easy. it's already tomorrow in some parts of the world. [ male announcer ] at scottrade, we believe the more you know, the better you trade. so we have ongoing webinars and interactive learning, plus, in-branch seminars at over 500 locations, where our dedicated support teams help you know more so your money can do more. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. our teams have the information you want when you need it. it's another reason more investors are saying... [ all ] i'm with scottrade. >>> in newtown, connecticut, two funerals, two wakes and they include a funeral for 6-year-old catherine hubbard and 6-year-old benjamin andrew wheeler and ann marie, and rachel davino and 6-year-old jesse lewis. 6-year-old emily parker who loved teaching her
participants in last night's pac-12 championship. '99 they beat ucla 38-31. they beat stanford 17-9. ron dayne was named mvp of both those games. a whole lot of man running the football. >> gus: heisman trophy winner. >> charles: we saw his coach in pregame. i asked coach about him once. he said i didn't get him lathered up until about carry 30. >> gus: tony alvarez stopping in the booth before the game. he looked happy, healthy and positive. there's a man i think left the game of college football way too soon. there he is. >> charles: in terms of the coaching, yes. still the athletic director, wisconsin. so many people you know have rang his phone over the years since he got out of coaching because they know that man would build them a winner. people probably have forgotten just how down wisconsin really was in football when he took over the program and built them into the national power they are year in and year out now. one of the great coaches in college football history. >> gus: i asked coach alvarez if he would ever consider going back to coaching. he had a twinkle in his eye as he walke
muller. who's in for ron claiborne. >>> good morning, everyone. for the second time in as many weeks the nfl is mourning the loss of one of its players. the dallas cowboys josh brent will be in court this morning. he flipped his car early saturday morning that killed a teammate. we're hearing from brent for the first time this morning. abc's clayton sandell has the story. >> reporter: police say that dallas cowboys player josh brent was speeding down this road, just after 2:00 a.m., when his mercedes crashed, flipped and caught fire. in the passenger seat, his teammate, jerry brown. >> when our officers arrived on scene, mr. brent was removing -- or dragging mr. brown from the vehicle. >> brent was given and failed field sobriety tests. brown was rushed to a hospital where he died. >> once the officers learned that brown had passed away then mr. price-brent was under arrest for intoxication manslaughter. >> on behalf of josh, a tremendous loss to him. this was like losing a little brother. >> reporter: it's not the first time that brent has been charged with drinking and driving. he
." that was the word today from ron barber, who was shot and wounded in the mass shooting in tucson last year that killed six people and wounded 13, including the grievous wounding of congresswoman gabby giffords. ron barber, who took gabby giffords' seat in congress after she stepped down to deal with her injuries. he said today, "as those of us in tucson know, senseless acts such as these tear at the very fabric of a community." mark kelly, gabby giffords' husband said today, "i just spoke with gabby, and she sends her prayers from tucson." in oak creek, wisconsin, where four months ago there was another mass shooting at a sikh temple, another six people gunned down at that temple. a school superintendent there today told the local press that she cried when she heard the news out of newtown, connecticut. she said "we always think it can't happen here, and we pray fervently that it won't. but as we know from our experience this summer, it can happen anywhere." the mayor of aurora, colorado, is still helping his community try to recover from the mass shooting there this summer where 12 people
, saw it was your car. figured it was stolen. - hey, ron, why don't you get me out of these handcuffs, so i can put you into these handcuffs. - yes, and officer, why don't you take off those handcuffs? i want this to be a fair fight. - officer, did you see any sign of a passenger? [thumping from trunk] - ron! - there we go. - hey! [thumping] help. >>> tonight on "rock center," apple's new leader tim cook gives his first television interview since the death of steve jobs. tonight, he talks about the final gift from the founder. he responds to apple's critics, why can't you be a made in america company? and hints about what may be the next big thing. >> we're living the jetsons with this. when you turn on the tv -- >> television is still television. >>> also tonight, the conversation every family should have, the decision faced by every family. so why do so many get it wrong and regret it? harry smith gives us a very intimate look inside one place where they're trying to change that. >> give me as much time as i can get. but keep me comfortable. >>> also tonight, ann curry travels to ne
, and republican strategist, ron bon john. some say the fact that we're not hearing much of washington is a good sign, and in this case, silence is golden. you guys agree? >> yeah, i definitely do. look, one of the things that we've got to realize here is that the more that this fight takes place in public, the less is being done behind closed doors, because everyone feels that they have to justify the public rhetoric. so i think that we have two silences going on. there's barack obama and john boehner working things out and the republicans realizing that they've got to find a way to negotiate. so silence is golden for christmas season. >> do you agree, ron bonjean? >> yes, i completely agree. i think that silence is best. and right now while they're figuring out how to put a deal together, i think the president softening his rhetoric in michigan on the issue yesterday was extremely helpful. you know, what we are still far apart, as far as we know, on entitlement reform, spending cuts, raising the rates, you know, we've been talking so much about raising taxes that we're not talking a lot about
't joke dance too much and don't like crappy movie eyes ron nickly or you will never be able to come back. >> so true. you know what it is? irony took over your life. >> the fact i love this movie shows how unironic i am. >> you know what is not ironic? true love. >> wait, billy bob thorton plays the president? >> and how much do you want to bet he is a jerk? >> by the way, hugh grant obviously is the prime minister. of course he is. >> have you seen a prime minister in england that hot? >> never. >> tony blair was sin tau lating. >> our presidents are good looking. obama good looking, bill -- bush, good looking, bill clinton good looking. >> lincoln was hot like daniel day lewis. >> for the record billy bob thorton was stunning, and he made a successful path at the prime minister secretary. of course he has to fire her. he loves her. >> great boots. >> amazing boots. she was not chubby. she just had a full figure. >> what were her sides like? >> de electable. her dad called her chubs. he did it in front of the prime minister. >> what did he call her size, bill? >> he called them rigimaro
in our business. ron burgundy and the action 4 news team are coming back. and now, we finally know when. >> "anchorman: the legend continues" opens in theaters one year from today, december 20th, 2013. go write that in one of your many leather-bound books. >>> as one legendary group returns, another is getting ready to retire. sadly, tonight is the last episode of "jersey shore" after six epic seasons. >> no more gtl. no more partying at karma. but fear not. snooki says she is still planning to return to the shore every summer. >> those kids were entertaining and made a ton of money. >>> fast food is now faster than ever. at one restaurant, you don't have to waste time unwrapping your meal. >> introducing the edible wrapper. that's right. just sink your teeth into the fully-wrapped burger. it's been promoted by a brazilian burger chain. >> other chains are paying close attention. it could become the way of the future. >> how perfect for a fat, lazy country. man. >>> for some of you, your local man. >>> for some of you, your local news is coming up next. heer and nonstop get-togethers. t
tea party senators like ron johnson, mike lee, marco rubio, pat toomey rand paul geoff flake, geoff fisher. perhaps his worst was backing todd aiken after todd aikenenths "legitimate rape," he donated to aiken's come pain but his attempts to remake the republican party in his conservative image has errands him actually the scorn of more moderate republicans. washington post columnist jennifer rubin wrote today, quote, "demint has been a destructive force, thread anything to primary colleagues, resisting all deals and offering very little in the way of attainable legislation." she's right. the legislation that he backed was pretty far out there. for example, he pushed a bill that would make it illegal to discuss abortion on the internet, to even discuss it. he wanted to make it illegal for gay people or unmarried women having premarital sex to be teachers at all. he led the opposition to obamacare. he said if he could stop the law from passing, it would quote break the president. he put a hold on the national women's history museum. governor nikki haley
purchases are very hot right now. >> reporter: store owner ron kennedy on the president's push. >> true to what he said, he didn't do it in his first four. he has said he wasn't going to, but i think the pressure is pretty high. >> reporter: those we spoke to wanted to emphasize that the vast majority of american gun owners are responsible. mike mibach, ktvu channel 2 news. >> today senator barbara boxer introduced two many new bills. provide state and local officials with resources to protect students. one would allow them to add secured entrances. it would allow governors to use federal money to pay for national guard groups. >>> senator diane feinstein is outraged at scenes of torture. she along with two other senators say the interrogation scenes that involve torture are grossly inaccurate and misleading. they sent a letter to sony insisting that the scenes of water boarding are based on fictional narrative. the movie is set to be released next month. it's already being mentioned as a strong oscar contend per. >> they've been called a noisy nuisance. how one bay area man inspired hi
health is a huge concern. >> the firearms purchases are very hot right now. >> reporter: store owner ron kennedy on the president's push. >> true to what he said, he didn't do it in his first four. he has said he wasn't going to, but i think the pressure is pretty high. >> reporter: those we spoke to wanted to emphasize that the vast majority of american gun owners are responsible. mike mibach, ktvu channel 2 news. >> today senator barbara boxer introduced two many new bills. provide state and local officials with resources to protect students. one would allow them to add secured entrances. it would allow governors to use federal money to pay for national guard groups. >>> senator diane feinstein is outraged at scenes of torture. she along with two other senators say the interrogation scenes that involve torture are grossly inaccurate and misleading. they sent a letter to sony insisting that the scenes of water boarding are based on fictional narrative. the movie is set to be released next month. it's already being mentioned as a strong oscar contend per. >> they've been called a noisy n
. they buried him. he got into a bar fight with ron gant, the former brave. >> you're an idiot college kid. >> i always say in campaigns we focus so much on the presidential, but you can only hate those who you know extremely well. it's like the pta board race. the lower down you get, where you know more of the people, the presidential race, it's like barack obama and mitt romney know each other in the vaguest sense. >> i started out in city council races, and city council races in yonkers are ten times worse. >> the hardest thing this year is breaking through. your ad that broke through virally was big bird. >> yes, without any money on it. >> big bird did not actually air on television? >> it did it was part of our rotation, but 5 million people went to our website to look at it. >> no offense to big bird, here is the most viral ad of 2012. >> together we can do this. we can take this country back. ♪ i am america ♪ one voice united we stand ♪ i am america >> there it is. does it get any better? >> it was a great ad, but -- >> he no desire to be president. >> or no path. >> this is totall
's remember the connie mack time. >> this is a guy who got in a bar fight with ron gant. >> he was 22. >> you're an idiot college kid, you're an idiot college kid. >> in campaigns, we focus so much on the presidential, but you can only really hate those who you know extremely well. it's like the pta board race is always really -- you can only dislike the people -- so the lower down you get where you know more of the race, the presidential race, they know each other in the vaguest sense. >> i started out in city politics, i have seen races that are ten times worse. >> it's the hardest thing this year, and i think you were talking about it, breaking through. you were talking about your ad that broke through virally was big bird. >> yes, actually, without any money behind it. 5 million people. >> big bird never aired on actual television. >> it did, it was part of what we call our rotation, but just putting it out in the media, 5 million people went to the website to see it. >> here is the most viral ad of 2012. >> together, we can do this. we can take this country back. ♪ i am america ♪ one
lose. >> they buried him. he got in a bar fight with ron gant. former atlanta brave. >> he was 22. you know? you're an idiot college kid. you're an idiot college kid. >> i say it's funny. we focus on the presidential but you can really only hate those that you know really well. like the pta board race. it can only really dislike the people -- so the lower down you get and know more of the people, the presidential race is like barack obama and mitt romney -- >> that's right. in yonkers, new york, the worst. >> hardest this year and you were talking about it is breaking through and your ad that broke through virally -- >> yes. >> big bird. >> without any money behind it. >> you never spent -- never aired on actual television. >> it did. it was part of our rotation. just out of there in earned media, 5 million people went to look at it. >> here's the most viral ad of 2012. >> together, we can do this. we can take this country back. ♪ i am america ♪ one voice united we stand ♪ i am america >> there it is! does it get any better? >> it was a great ad and same time -- >> it was -- >> n
. the. ron: line travel site declared a special cash dividend of 52 cents per share. "washington post" will pay $9.80 a share to stockholders, speeding up all quarterly dividends that would have been paid next year. >>> goodyear is driving its way to a new stock exchange. it will move from the new york stock exchange to nasdaq later this month and trade under the current ticker, gt. >> aig preliminary estimate after tax losses related to superstorm sandy will total roughly $1.3 billion. that's the latest from the fox business network, giving you the power to prosper lauren: welcome back. time for a quick speed read of some of the day's other headlines, five stories one minute. first up the e.u. strongest member showing weakness. germany's central bank cutting its growth forecast saying german gdp will likely only expand 4% next year down from the previous estimate of 1.6%. >>> california attorney general suing delta air lines distributing the fly mobile app without a privacy policy. first in the state legal action under the online privacy law. >>> india is hoping to open big box retai
boehner calling the white house fiscal plan a joke. senator ron johnson is on the budget committee. he joins us. good evening, sir. >> greta, how you doing? >> greta: very well, and calling the plan a joke, i guess he is not going to beat around the bush for us. >> unfortunately, greta, president obama pretty well holds all the cards in this negotiation. if he wants to have tax increases or tax rates go up, i don't see how republicans can stop him, you know, because everybody's taxes are going to increase if congress does nothing, and president obama is the only person that can sign a bill into law and quite honestly, senator harry reid is the only person in the senate that can pass a bill in the senate as well. it sounds like people like howard dean want everybody's taxes to go up. maybe we should feel fortunate that president obama only wants the top two% to g two percent t. >> greta: do you anticipate republicans will vote for a rate increase if this should come to a vote? >> i don't believe they'll vote for a rate increase. what we'll vote for hopefully is to extend the current tax
? what, ron? >> exactly. thanks to medical advances and better health habits. americans simply are living longer. >> the guinness book of world record named a 115-year-old iowa woman the oldest woman. what is the secret to longevity? >> good morning, rob, paula. all this talk of age made me wonder how can we all live long and fantastic lives. >> all right. >> reporter: living forever, or at least living to 90, 100, even older is a dreamhat increasingly seems attainable. the big influencers have been genes, exercise and diet. but let's be honest. few are willing to give up meat and committee. for 100 years, eating green, levee vegetables whuflt at we ws a robust, long life. >> honey badger don't give a -- >> reporter: betty wife at 91 years young says it is not a restricted diet that kept her so lively all these year it is the constant activity. as far as diet goes she reportedly loves hot dogs and cupca cupcakes. but we can't all be betty white, or can we? scientific breakthroughs are throwing out the rules of old age. cynthia kenyan at ted talk for bold idea. >> people who live to 90 or
are against it. that's not true. >> that's right. >> stephanie: let's go to -- ron in texas. you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi ron. >> caller: hi, sexy mama. >> stephanie: hey baby. >> caller: chris and jim too. my partner of 14 years and i were doing some calculations the other day and you know that as person earning $10 an hour which most people in low-end jobs don't even earn that but the fiscal bunny hop that we're going to take, i think we ought to take it because quite frankly, it will be about $8 a week in extra taxes and you know, if they retro act that back to the first they'll get the money back. so really, what is the effect? it's negligible. i think -- i agree with clinton. let's do the arithmetic. you know. count the numbers. >> stephanie: right. yeah. >> caller: i'm waiting for friday too. we want to get married one of these days. >> stephanie: aww yea. me too. well yeah, that's the thing. it has been fearmonger and demagogued, people don't get you kind of go oh, that's all of the scream
to talk, all right. >> bill: hey, let's say hello to ron calling from chicago. good morning. >> caller: good morning, bill. good morning guys. >> bill: how are you? >> caller: good. i'm on my way to work. i want to make a comment about bob costas. he makes the comments. >> bill: bob costas, yes. >> caller: he makes the comments, what i think in the framework of caring about two people losing their lives. and they want to run him out on the rail and it was just a month ago richard mourdock makes comments, where was the outage he shouldn't even be allowed to run. just the difference of both sides is amazing to me these people that -- >> bill: well, yeah. sometimes it is just hard to explain. the inconsistency outraged about one thing and not outraged about another. when it comes to -- it is not surprising for the nra. this is their position. they've gone from an organization at one time which really did a great job representing hunters and saying you know, we've got our rights. we want to be able to contin
have asked. we will move on to ron on the independent line. caller: in my opinion, hillary clinton or any other right person being an office would probably be the worst possible case scenario for this country and i think it is time that a normal person be elected to office them da. host: ron from indiana. from facebook, john says -- james says -- diana says -- here are some of the twitter comments we have received. bill says -- and biff -- and steve says -- and finally, jim says -- robert, north carolina, the republican line. caller: after this term of four years with the democrats, i don't think she has a chance. i am a business owner. four more years of this, i will be out of business. host: what kind of business do you have? caller: bulldozer's. host: how has business been over the last couple of years? caller: bad. i am barely staying in business. i do not know what to look forward to. i can hardly stay in business. the democrats in this country i think is wanting to kill us. business people, i cannot stand much more of it. host: robert on the republican line. linda is in texas
representative ron kirk is also on the mentioned list in terms of retiring. host: but none of those formally? guest: not official . host: has anybody said i'm sticking around? guest: that would be kind of unproforma but i think kathleen seebluss said she would like to stay because of the implementation of the health care law. no one announces that. they kind of get the word out there. there have been some talk about whether eric holder will retire but he told people he would like to stay for a year or certainly until september when we're likely to get a new f.b.i. director. host: if you're not leaving immediately at the end of the first term are you expected to stay for all four years of the second term or is there another dated where turnover occurs? guest: the way i understand it is if president obama has told people if they do stay he wants them to stay for at least a year because he doesn't want to spend all of his time filling these jobs. so the rule of thumb is if people are still in place at the end of january they'll probably stay for the entire year. host: we're taking your calls an
for the office of vice-president of the united states congressman paul ryan of wisconsin. congressman ron has been the most forceful and articulate voice capitol hill for a vital but simple proposition, that we must balance our federal budget or we will face impending economic disaster. even as we come together here today to certify the results of this election, make no mistake that this is a political battle that this country will fight again. i for one hope that this is not the last time we will hear congressman ryan kos unnamed nominated in this chamber, but regardless of who the messenger -- ryan's name nominated in this chamber, but regardless of who the messenger -- of with a messenger will be, we may face a catastrophe that neither side of the political aisle like to see. in conclusion, i am pleased to nominate congressman ryan of wisconsin or vice president, and i thank you for your time. [applause] >> the chair recognizes doty allen for the purposes of seconding the nomination. >> [indiscernible] [applause] >> are there any other nominations for vice-president of the united states of
. we've mentioned the moment of silence tomorrow at 9:30 eastern. silicon valley venture capitalist ron conway is leading a world-wide effort to have an on-line moment of silence too. causes.com is a the start-up that's facilitating the internet moment of silence. at least 100-thousand people and sites say they'll participate. celebrities promoting this on-line backout tomorrow morning.ryan seacrest, brittney spears, m-c hammer and others. >>pam: new tonight, the obama administration has approved a plan to expand two california marine sanctuaries. the move could permanently prevent off shore oil drilling along a large section of the northern california coast. kron 4's charles clifford has details >>reporter: earlier today in washington the president gave a green light to the national oceanic and atmospheric adminstration, or noaa, to come up with a plan for expanding two of northern california's marine sanctuaries. let's take a look at a google earth map. this is a view of san francisco looking north across the city. to the west, off the marin coast is the gulf of the farallones nationa
senator ron wyden on the floor discussing the deadline. we have learned that the president called the democratic majority lead, minority leader and house speaker and senate minority leader. now coming up at 8:15 the fiscal cliff negotiations and the effort to prevent one of the largest tax increases and budget cuts in united states history. >> we are still watching the accident in napa. >> we have a lot of traffic around fifth street near downtown. the westbound lane blocked due to a two car crash. a woman was trapped inside of her car. we will take a look at the bay bridge. you can see traffic flowing nicely. 880 near the oakland coliseum we have traffic gluing well in both directions. no delays to report. in the south bay 280 at 880 split those headlines northbound traffic toward santa claire a. >> hi. we are -- taking a live look outside. showing you cloud coast mostly cloudy skies over most of the area. key headline, it's dry, we have a break in the rain for today. its been an active weather pattern over the past one to two weeks. we will look at where we stand with rain, s
a windchill of 25, much cold er. happy new year to you, erica. >> ron, happy new year to you as well. that is when you huddle up close to each other in those pens. >> they get them in there ten hours before it starts. >> they stay for a long time. >> bring your blanket. >>> a baby for kim kardashian and kanye west in 2013. how her family is reacting to the just announced news. first this is "today" on nbc. >>> coming up, the women who had us talking in 2012, from the mom on the cover of "time" breastfeeding her son. >> to the anchor who stood up for herself after a viewer criticized her weight. [ male announcer ] let's go places. not just the ones you can find on a map. but the ones you can find in your heart. let's go beyond everything we know. and embrace everything we don't. and once we've reached our destination, let's keep going. because inspiration doesn't favor those who sit still. it dances with the daring... ♪ oh, oh, oh-oh, oh [ male announcer ] ...and rewards the courageo with ideas that excite, challenge, even inspire. ideas that take you places you never imagined. idea
say it, ron, housing has finally turned the corner. that is it. it is off to the races. >> connell, i could not agree more. i would say that housing is back. it has been in the penalty box as it relates to the economy. i think that this past year, we have moved from a drag to being a very small contributor. i think next year, it will start to assume the role that it has played four years. that is as a country emerges out of a slowdown, housing is a major contributor in bringing it back and bringing growth into the economy. connell: if someone has been watching and waiting and they do not want to get out and buy a new house, they could have been thinking home prices will come down even more and, now, maybe not, by looking at these numbers. what would you say to someone who has been waiting and not willing to jump in yet? >> there have been plenty of people waiting. i think reality is, you can only wait so long. i think we have a number of the key metrics in place that would suggest now is the right time. we have inventory at a ten-year low. we are down to about 2 million existing home
for allowing us to be part of the program. >> thank you, ron. [applause] >> thank you so much, ron. and for more than 40 years, the u.s. forest service and architect of the capitol have partnered to bring a christmas tree to the capitol from one of our nation's 155 national forests. i would like to specifically thank the dedicated forest service staff from both here in washington and in colorado who helped make this event possible. and let's give them a round of applause. [applause] >> joining us this evening is the honorable sherman, under secretary for natural resources and environment at the u.s. department of agriculture. he has a holiday message to share with you as well. [applause] >> speaker boehner, senators udall and bennett, congressman tipton and distinguished guests, on behalf of the secretary, tom vilsack and our chief of the forest service, i would like to say a few words if i can. each year, the capitol christmas tree comes from the u.s. forest service, which is an agency within usda and eachier we -- each year we select that tree from a different forest. this tree i
's joined by fellow pennsylvania senator rick santorum and texas governor rick perry. texas congressman ron paul for once isn't on the list. but his son, senator rand paul, is creating a category with jeb bush that we're going to call relatively speaking. then there are the guys weighing a presidential run who let's say say national name recognition isn't a strong point. john thune and indiana governor-elect mike pence may not win national popularity contests at least this year, but both have been hailed for their leadership potential. as shining stars in the gop. they may have to compete for the party faithful, but those accustomed to a certain level of national fame, if not infamy. those like new jersey governor chris christie. perhaps, the only contender to have actually hugged president obama. or ohio senator rob portman, a constant presence next to mitt romney on the trail. virginia governor, bob mcdonnell, of the transvaginal proposal and scott walker whose union fighting ways made him a darling of the tea party. just to be clear, reports of the demise of the republican party are grea
. >> yeah. yeah. we know with structural reform in the military, by asking some of the barney frank/ron paul questions about what's our force structure necessary to protect us in these days wedged save way more than what's being proposed on the table right now. we don't know the details yet. it's a tough negotiation divided government. i think in frankness, we have to give the president some latitude and not get too worried too soon. we will continue our conversation. want to follow up on that with congressman peter welch here representing the state, the entire state of vermont. right? >> yes. >> not just one district. you can follow him on twitter at reppeterwelch. your called welcome at 866-55-press, this wednesday december 19th. >> this is "the bill press show." museum dose of politics from a fresh perspective. >>i'm a slutty bob hope. the troops love me. >>only on current tv. [ music ] [ male announcer ] red lobster's crabfest ends soon. hurry in and try five succulent entrees like our tender snow crab paired with savory garlic shr
. host: hi, ron. what do you think about the gun laws as a gun owner? caller: i have two weapons and i call them weapons because i served in our military. i have a critter gun to take care of small rodent. i would never consider an ar-15 for that purpose and an extended clip for something like rabbits or groundhogs is laughable. i also own a 12 gauge shotgun. as a person who handles an assault weapon, i can tell you they are designed to maximize killing of human beings. they are not sporting weapons of any kind, and allow people to have them with extended clips is laughable. i expect members of the nra are going to continue to expel this mischaracterization of what these weapons are for. host: frank is from oklahoma. we want to show the front page of "usa today" this morning. caller: i do not think the laws need to be changed. i have a 380 that i carry as a concealed weapon. it is about the same size as a 9 millimeter. host: so it is a handgun. caller: i carry it as a concealed weapon and i am licensed to do that. i have a home defense weapon that i use, a model 191145 caliber semi-aut
remember, president bush doing the no new taxes. also remember, ron redmond agreed to tax increases five times. this is a relatively recent occurs within the republican party. it was less economically oriented than it was in a temper political gain. they thought it was -- a way to gain political power rather than a reason to be economically. on this issue. you said he was a prominent republican. bruce today no longer considers himself to be a republican. he is outspoken about some of the economic craziness that has come from the party. he is what i would call an economic rationalist. black republican circles. one of them is george bush 41. another is dick garbage. if youhost: stating the obviousn our twitter page. john boehner does not know how to herd cats. independent line. host:good morning. caller: good morning. i have a comment on the entitlement programs, spending. i believe social security and medicare programs do not need cutting. that is the elderly's safety net so that they do not end up destitute and without adequate medical care. other spending and entitlement, i believe, doe
are obstacles and we need to make sure they do not occur. host: ron tweets in -- guest: the foreclosure inventory remains large. it has been diminishing in the past couple of years. the peak was in 2010. 2011 was lower. we have about 22% of all transactions classified as distressed, either short sells. it had been one third of all transactions a couple of years ago. the distressed property transaction went even further next year, maybe 10% or 15% of all transactions. we are not back to normal by any means. host: we have a tweet frorm liz smith. guest: the market has recovered. the factors that contribute to the recovery helped. the job creation and the bursting out of household formation. this is where many of the adults are living with their parents. that is reducing housing demand. we're seeing many young adults branching out. sometimes they are going into rentals. rise in rents -- people do not want to pay higher rents. host: vincent in connecticut. caller: good morning. thank you for appearing. i refinanced this last spring and summer and it was a spectacular success. there was a re
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